2013 IAA: Smart FourJoy Concept previews the next-generation ForFour [Live Photos]

Article by Christian A., on September 12, 2013

Smart has introduced the FourJoy Concept last week but the vehicle made its public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). The new concept car is said to be a preview for the second-generation ForFour. The concept doesn’t have doors, a roof and tailgate but its shape and silhouette are close to the production version.

Many of its design cues are similar to those of the first-generation. However, the concept is fitted with a big front grille that showcases the big emblem and a honeycomb structure is visible on the structure of the air inlets of the front and the body surfaces, stylish headlights and taillights.

It also has an exciting new feature – the very prominent tridion cell. It is built of polished full-aluminium and its brilliant bright lustre finish highlights the brand’s premium character.

The upbeat nature of the study is further emphasized by its transparent petroleum-coloured moulded parts. The interior includes two stylish front seats, a rear seat bench and a striking dash.

In addition, the Smart FourJoy Concept features a single-spoke steering wheel that’s reminiscent of the original Smart. Two smartphones are mounted on the dashboard and on the centre tunnel at the rear for advanced technology.

The electric system used on the FourJoy Concept is the same one used on the current ForTwo electric drive and includes a 55 kw brushless electric motor installed at the rear together with a 17.7 kWh lithium-ion battery positioned under the floorpan. A fixed ration gearbox distributes the power to the rear wheels. Charging time could be cut to shorter than an hour when using a wallbox or public charging station with the 22 kW on-board charger and a rapid charging cable.

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